Most interesting to me: These two numbers leap up significantly among affluent or college-educated Americans.Forty-six percent of college graduates know people who met their spouse or partner online.It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.College was scaffolded with social activities meant to introduce strangers to other strangers, whether it was speed dating or fraternity-sorority hang-outs.And of college-educated Americans, and also Americans who make more than ,000 per year, knew someone who used a dating site or app: These were the only two majorities recorded for this part of the section.(That said, college graduates don’t use dating services at more than an average rate.)What made millennial adoption of online dating grow so much?
Just for reference, in February 2013, Across all American adults, use of dating apps tripled, though the raw numbers aren’t as impressive.
Healthy majorities also agree that online dating is easier, more efficient, and helps people find better matches.
(Which makes me wonder how much the idea of some matches being algorithmically better than others has been sold by online-dating companies.)Almost 30 percent of Americans know a long-term relationship which sprang from online dating; about 40 percent of them know someone who uses it.
Compensated dating is nothing new in Japan and indeed knowledge of the practice has spread around the world to the point that the activity is now somewhat common in countries like South Korea and Taiwan.
Most compensated dating taking place in Japan today is arranged through the internet though the language or rules can exclude guys who aren’t Japanese from the fun.